Verboticism: Compulsaler

'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Retrohoard

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: re-troh-hohrd

Sentence: John was such a retrohoard that he spent all his free time scouring through the stalls at the local flea markets, in the hopes of finding that long lost treasure, what ever it may be. For retrohoarding is less about the immediate goal but the future potential, however elusive; one could say it's the modern day equivalent to the great mythic quests of the past.

Etymology: 1. "retro-": a prefix from Latin retrĊ (adv.), backward, back, behind. 2. "hoard": (noun) a supply or accumulation that is carefully guarded for future use; (verb) to accumulate for future use in a carefully guarded place

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Bargainbasedbent

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bar/gan/based/bent

Sentence: Sue was so bargainbasedbent that she planned her holidays around closing sales.

Etymology: bargain + based + bent (determined) + bargain basement

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COMMENTS:

Hell hath no fury like a woman at a bargain counter! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:45:00

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Spendipity

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: spend + ip + it + ee

Sentence: You didn't SAVE 500 dollars, you SPENT 800. This is total spendipity.

Etymology: serendipity + spend

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Gullibuyer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gull-ih-bye-er

Sentence: She's such a gullibuyer, she bought a timeshare where the next Hawaiian island will be.

Etymology: gullible + buyer

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COMMENTS:

good one yellowbird - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:42:00

Some are bargain hunters, while others buy the things they need! Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:39:00

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Saveaholic

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (save-ah-holic)

Sentence: Don't buy those, we have no need for them, you're such a saveaholic.

Etymology: save: to keep aholic: addicted

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Compulsaler

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: You'd have to be a compulsaler to buy 200 rolls of TP of 20 dollars.

Etymology: compulsive + sale

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Surgain

vixphilia

Created by: vixphilia

Pronunciation: SUrgain

Sentence: The bugger said this dehydrated water was 50% off and that's why he bought it. Surgain indeed.

Etymology: Sucker + Bargain

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Discountwingebingeosis

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DISS-cown-TWINGE-binge-OH-sis (discountwingebingeite)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were struggling to furnish their humble lovenest with modest frugality. Although they wanted to be good consumers, they vowed not to use discount coupons and to eschew non-food items whenever possible. Dave wasn't really the neuroticustomer he used to be in his bachelor days, but his latest trip to the store was economicomical....he succumbed to that dreaded dollar-store affliction known as DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS. To pass up a percieved "DEAL" gave him a sharp pain in his gut, and a gnawing feeling that he'd passed up a great sale. Trudy, however, was less than ecstatic when he returned home with a gross of 5.5" floppy discs and a cubic yard of ossified Ramen noodle soup mixes.

Etymology: DISCOUNT+tWINGE+BINGE+OSIS=........... DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS.....DISCOUNT:the amount by which something is reduced in cost.....TWINGE:to feel a sudden sharp local pain;Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch.....BINGE:to engage in impulsive or excessive action;an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption .....-OSIS:a condition marked by abnormal behavior in one's buying habits.

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metrohumanx http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Trudy-And-Dave-lyrics-John-Hiatt/B7B89D34B2084FBD48256A96002DFA1F - metrohumanx, 2008-10-15: 05:53:00

It sounds a painful affliction! - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:30:00

metrohumanx Not as painful as it was to string those dumb words together, though. Not one of my best, i'm afraid. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:55:00

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Lunathrift

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: loo-na-thrift

Sentence: A lunathrift doesn't understand that you don't literally save money by buying sale priced crap that you don't need. Piles of cheap junk aren't going to pay for your next vacation.

Etymology: lunatic+thrift[y]

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Frugalifutile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: frue-GAL-uh-few-tyl

Sentence: Ramon thought he was being cagey in buying up fantastic bargains even though he had no use for them and while other thought his efforts were frugalifutile at best, he continued to consider himself to be shrewd and thoughtful.

Etymology: Blend of frugal and futile

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